Activity in the International workgroup also centered on the UNWCAR, or actually the nongovernmental organization conference that paralleled (and was supposed to inform) the official United Nations conference.
The criticism was offered by Abdul Alkalimat, one of the original five in the BRC, who claimed Marable was entirely off base in suggesting that Malcolm X would have been excited by the UNWCAR. Alkalimat went on to say that Malcolm would never have been interested in any forum that was a dialogue with imperialists.
Madonna and I represent a collaboration of researcher and activist that has taken us beyond the standard relationship of "informant and researcher." Beyond the work we do in collaborating on my book, we have engaged in joint political efforts such as attending the UNWCAR
as representatives of the Indigenous World Association and working together to build her community organization, the Swift Bird Oyate Center.